Society of Postdoctoral Scholars |USask

Established in 2014, the SPS is a volunteer body of official representatives for postdocs at the University of Saskatchewan.

Managing Director Welcome

Welcome to the Society for Postdoctoral Scholars (SPS), a voluntary organization formed by postdoctoral fellows. It is a fully certified society of the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (CGPS). The mandate of SPS is to provide opportunities for networking and collaboration among Postdoctoral Fellows (PDFs) to improve our overall experience at USask. 

A postdoc's journey is a juxtaposition of two realities - forging forward in academia, or to follow the path to industry. As we travel this gray zone, let us do it together. As a group, we will socialize, share our concerns and experiences as well as inspire each other.

At SPS we facilitate communication between PDFs and the CGPS through the Postdoctoral Studies Coordinator. Apart from CGPS, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) is at our service. Some of our concerns can be addressed by CGPS but others are more the mandate of PSAC.

Given the usually short time nature of contracts received by PDFs, we come and go without exploring much about the university and probably the city. SPS brings together all PDFs from different departments and centres by organizing technical sessions and social events.  

Come, let us reason together, celebrate our diversity and inspire those coming our way in the short time that we have.

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together ………………African Proverb

Objectives

To foster communication between postdocs so that they can share their experiences, resources, and knowledge and to provide information to postdocs that supplements and enhances the postdoc experience.

To act as a social hub for postdocs at the University of Saskatchewan by organizing meetings and social events throughout the calendar year.

To provide a formal and continuous structure through which we can communicate with USask administration and the Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Scholars (CAPS/ACPP).